Lowepro has announced the launch of its newest toploading camera bag series – the Toploader Pro AW is built for the pro who requires fast access, agility and flexibility while on assignment.

The contoured, asymmetrical shape of Toploader Pro AW follows the lines of a pro DSLR camera for a snug, protective fit. Complementing this lean profile is the side opening with easy-grip access; the camera sits sideways making it easy to grab, shoot and put back. Lowepro’s quick-release buckle allows the photographer to close the bag without zipping it, enabling fast access plus security while on the move.

Lowepro’s design team consulted with pro photographers who work in fast-action environments as they created Toploader Pro AW. The result is a nimble, easy-to wear solution that performs in all types of scenarios — from downhill skiing to hanging from a helicopter to covering a bicycle race. The bag can be worn three ways to accommodate several shooting styles: holster-style over the shoulder with the 3-point harness system, with a belt system such as Lowepro’s Street & Field™, or with Lowepro’s Topload Chest Harness (both sold separately).

Additional features designed to keep things fast and smooth include: large, U-shaped zipper pulls that are easy to grasp, even with cold, wet or gloved hands; a top pocket and mesh side pocket to stash sunglasses, accessories and small personal items; Lowepro’s exclusive SlipLock™ attachment system for expanding carrying options; a built-in key clip; and an adjustable divider system to secure grip and allow storage of a smaller lens.

Toploader Pro AW bags come in three sizes and work with Lowepro’s Topload Chest Harness (sold separately), offering hands-free access while on the job.

Designed for the outdoor, adventure, sports and travel photographer who needs to work fast and light, Toploader Pro AW camera bags provide the ideal solution with a compact, modern profile and a high-perfoming set of useful features.

The bags range in price from $135.00 to $165.00 RRP.